Monday, December 29, 2008

The Last Post of 2008

Can you believe 2009 is just 3 sunsets away? I was planning to make a year-end entry about the most and best of the last 12 months according to moi but unfortunately I do not have the time and energy to do so.

Believe it or not, I just finished my gift shopping today, 100%. Jeezus. Buying presents for other people is exhausting mentally and physically. Sure, it is quite fun and challenging but not very much enjoyable when your time and funds are limited.

By the way, my self-indulgent shopping plans are officially cancelled. This motherfucker needs to save some big bucks. It's for something more thrilling and grand than my original intentions of circling Manila for some retail madness. I'll spill the details soon.

Until then, Happy Happy New Year! I wish you love, peace, beauty and fortune!

I'm tempted to go on an endless tirade about the things that happened to me this year but I decided to skip the drama. Let me just sincerely say 'thank you' though to the people who have been a good part of my year. Let's make the coming year a better one, yes? More love, great health and good vibes to us!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Random Rants: Holidazed


Say hello to our puny Christmas tree given by my Aunt surrounded by humble gifts.

It's here! It's Christmas eve and I'm just about done gift shopping. All this holiday craziness is wearing me off and I haven't even bought a decent gift for myself.

Anyway, I'm excited to open the presents I got.

Becky's Kitchen

There were more people behind me.

I'm going to my Aunt's place tonight and I thought I should bring some food. I thought the irresistible brownies from Becky's Kitchen would be a good idea so I dropped by. Imagine how shocked and horrified I was to find a bunch of people lining up outside their store. It was crazy. There were a lot of cars parked everywhere and there must have been at least 50 people queuing to get hold of some Becky's Kitchen pastries.

It was around 7:30 am when I arrived and the line was already long. It took me about an hour to get my business done. There were even more people outside when I left with 2 boxes of BK goodness in tow.

Is it safe to say Becky's Kitchen has the most coveted brownies in town?

Seasons Greetings

It sucks that I can't spend Christmas at home. And to make matters worse, I have work later.

Anyhow, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Yuletide Consumerism

If you haven't done any Christmas shopping yet then you're fucked. I did a little of that once again today and just when I thought I'm done... Well, I basically gave my friend a book she already has so I have to look for a replacement.

I had dinner/Christmas party with good friends from work Robbie and Jules at Italianni's The Fort this evening. We exchanged gifts and caught up with individual updates. Too bad H and Ellese couldn't come. It was still fun though.

Anyway, I had a major dilemma at Puma earlier. There was a bag I was dying to get. I actually got as far as withdrawing money but alas, the girls were able to convince me not to get it because (a) it was too big, and (b) I already have something else in mind to burn my cash on.

Meanwhile, here's some gift ideas and other good deals in Manila this season:
  • Mango - I was in the Robinson's Manila branch the other day and you know I got uber excited upon finding out most of their stuff were discounted with up to 50% off. I wonder if Mango is ever going to have a men's line. Anyway, since I don't cross dress, I just bought a gift for my sister.

  • Marks and Spencer - From wines and spirits (and biscuits!), to clothes and colognes; eveything's here at reasonable prices.
  • Team Manila - Give a little support to the local artists. Team Manila has shirts, totes, caps, etc. with the unmistakable Filipino spunk. These items would make great gifts especially for relatives abroad. What I've been looking for though are their cool gift wrappers. I went to their Crossings Glorietta branch today to buy a roll but unfortunately they only have shirts there. I got really disappointed because I love wrapping presents and I've been planning on using Team Manila wrappers since I saw this entry from Chuvaness.
  • Powerbooks - This gift hub saved me a lot of time and energy. Books are always great gifts. If he/she doesn't read then perhaps a hard bound notebook or DVD's would be good gifts as well.
Enough about consumerism talk for now. I've been spending left and right lately I don't even know what will become of my bank account by the new year.

Okay one more. There's this local brand Dean & Trent that I plan to do more "research" on. I checked out a few of their pieces at Crossings Glorietta today and I tried on these jackets that are really cool. They're not very expensive either so I got really interested. But alas, they didn't have my size so maybe I'll visit their other outlets soon. Check out Dean & Trent here.

It's 5 am. Good night and good morning.

UPDATE: It's 7 am and still no sleep. I'm out of Claritin and apparently antihistamine is no match to frappucino. Help.

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Rush

Christmas is less than a week away and the world, or Manila at least, is in a holiday frenzy. I myself almost cannot keep up. With all the gifts to get and the shopping to be done in the middle of the hellish traffic with very limited time, it can be too much sometimes.

I literally almost fainted today after lifting some weights at the gym. Just when I was done working out, on my way back to our unit, I gasped for breath and I was shaking. It was scary. I didn't know what to do. I just suddenly got dizzy and nauseous and I broke into cold sweats. My hands were very pale then. I was *this* close to asking for help from strangers but I went out to the driveway for some fresh air instead.

Thank god I made it back without falling on the floor or something. I did get really scared though. Jeezus, it would have been horrible had I died from that. I mean, come fucking on, I am so not done with life yet and I was in gym clothes!

Once I recovered, I had to rush to the DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) to fix some discrepancies regarding my passport.

After that, I went home to change and had lunch (at 3 pm), went to the bank, and went to Robinson's Manila to do some gift shopping. Most of the stuff I got are gifts for friends and for my sister. I only bought Bench underwear for myself and this really neat necklace.

The pendant is way cool.

Oh, and I met up with someone too. But he's not worth talking about so let's leave it at that.

I had a very much needed foot massage just a couple of minutes ago. It's the least I could do. All this Christmas hullabaloo is really exhausting. I still love the holidays though.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hometown Hangover

Not more than two days after coming back to Manila and I already want to get home for more vacation. There's nothing like waking up to a hot breakfast and not having to worry about doing the house chores and the only problems to have are the outfits to wear and where to go. My parents' spoiling is one of life's greatest gifts.

Another thing I love about being home, and being in my hometown in particular, is I feel rich when I'm there because everything is so affordable. One hundred pesos can buy you a decent lunch and still have enough left for transportation fare. Then there's the smooth traffic. In fact, I don't even mind walking from point A to point B because everything is nearby and the air is much less poisonous.
(Casssansra, Ema and moi) We're okay.

Who doesn't enjoy getting shit-faced once in a while--especially when you're with friends whom you haven't seen in a long time?

San Antonio Resort - my new favorite place in Roxas City.

I didn't get to work out that week so I went swimming instead. I was with friends but they opted to stay on dry land. I had a great time nonetheless.

Pet-pet, Cassandra, Hanna and yours truly just before leaving San Antonio

This resort has an infinity pool. San Antonio is a couple of steps from the beach but the pool stretches out unto the lake where guests can also go boating. There's a bar in the pool area but it's unfortunate they didn't have some of the items on the menu available when we were there.
San Antonio also offers buffet dinners at night.

The location is perfect. It's very near the beach and the whole place is just relaxing but still exciting. Bars, a bowling park and other food places are within a stone's throw away so the area is idyllic.

There's a lot more that I did during my short escape from the metro that I now miss but enough about that. I'm back in the big bad city and I won't be able to take another vacay until months from now. Maybe I'll just have another date with myself this weekend and make use of my tax refund.

Speaking of taxes...

...would you entrust yours to me?


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Back and Busy

And we're back! Time flies when you're having a good time indeed.

My sister and I just arrived Manila through an uneventful 50-minute flight with Cebu Pacific. Thank goodness there's no encore of my lost luggage nightmare. Uneventful and boring trumps losing my things any day.

I'll post more photos once I get everything uploaded. I have to go visit my Aunt today and meet up with a friend of mine tonight.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Quick Update

Greetings from a Netopia shop somewhere in Western Visayas! Jeezus christ, finally, Internet! I haven't been online for 2 straight days and I'm *this* close to losing it. Anyway, it's nice to be back online for a couple of minutes.

I'm currently waiting for my friend here in the mall.

My sister and I flew in 2 days ago. The wedding was yesterday which was fun. I had a grand time bonding and goofing around with cousins whom I haven't seen for ages.

This morning, I went to the dentist and the dermatologist to keep my mug looking acceptable.

My friend's here. Gotta go!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Save the economy. Shop.

Greetings my dear readers! (Yes, I'm talking to the two of you.)

The rush is definitely on. My sister and I finally found the time to start shopping for Christmas. We just got from the World Bazar at the World Trade Center - Metro Manila and SM Mall of Asia.

As surprising as it may seem, I didn't buy anything for myself. The strategy is to buy gifts and things for other people first then I'll dedicate perhaps an entire day for myself.

Those who love shopping and don't mind to dive into the holiday retail craze should definitely check out the World Bazaar. Everything is there from food, to clothes, toys, electronics and home furnishing. My sister and I bought gifts like accessories, spirits, and kids' clothes and toys.

Just like every year, expect the place to be jam-packed and bring cash since majority, if not all, of the merchants don't accept credit cards. Retail spree starts around 10 am I believe and ends until god-knows-what-time and will go on until December 16. It's really worth a visit.

I on the other hand, have got some packing to do. I'm off to my hometown, the seafood capital of this third world, in 2 days to attend a cousin's wedding and for some needed vacation.

Enjoy shopping!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Death of a Stranger

Life truly is unpredictable. It's scary how life itself can vanish in a flash.

Over a year ago (September 11, 2007), someone sent me a message online. We exchanged greetings as well as pictures. It turns out he's an office mate of mine. I didn't know him personally but I've seen him around the workplace. I particularly noticed him because of his good sense of fashion. We never heard from each other ever again after swapping short messages.

Since then, through my usual web surfing, I found out the guy is connected with the local fashion industry and is a very active party scenester.

Then last night, while catching up on one of my favorite blogs, I was shocked to find out he's dead. Apparently, his body was found in his apartment a few days ago. I'm not sure what the cause of death is but it seems he was murdered based on the blogger's statement.

I've never spoken to him in person nor were we introduced to each other but for some reason, the tragic news left me shocked for a couple of minutes. I even got scared for my own life. It's really strange, sad and definitely shocking.


Monday, December 01, 2008

Hello December

Can you believe it's December? I can. I can almost smell Santa's breath in the air.

I just got from an office party called Back to Black. It was fun but some people may have enjoyed it more than I did since the food and the booze were free and there was someone vomiting in the restroom.

My friend H is expecting his long-time online friend turned prospective boyfriend from Saudi (half Filipino) to visit her for the very first time this month and you can just imagine how exciting that is. While I am very happy for this friend of mine, I can't help but wonder when something like this happens to me. He has got to be out there right?

Oh well, 2009 is a new year.

I just popped a Claritin and I think it's already kicking in. Goodnight and good morning.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday Fantastic

It's normal for me to walk so much during my free time looking around malls and picking up a thing or two. I normally don't mind hopping from point A in the North to somewhere in the South.

Yesterday was no difference. I walked so much I literally have blisters on my left foot right now.

Pre-haircut shot. The shirt is from Folded and Hung, the shorts are from Dockers, the shoes from Springfield and the bag is from Zara.

I have been whining about getting a haircut for weeks now. My usual stylist at Piandre was not around yet again yesterday (health issues I think) so I decided to go to Gateway and revisit Menage Salon.

Goodbye emo, helmet hair.

Hello shorter, sleeker do.

I'm pretty happy with my haircut. I'm done with the emo kid, helmet hair for now but it's good that the stylist didn't cut it too short. I'm planning to wear it slicked back with more shine just like in the pictures with the help of Bench Fix Agent Bond Styling Gum. But I can only do that on special days when I actually have time to pay attention to my hair before I walk out the door. Otherwise, it's the usual, matte, unkempt do for me.

After Gateway, I went to Glorietta, Landmark and Greenbelt to buy some things and grabbed a bite at Burger King. Gawd, I love Burger King.

My sister invited me to join her and her friends watch Twilight at Greenbelt last night but I can barely walk anymore so I decided to just go home and call it a night. That was around 9:30 PM.

While online at 1 am. my cousin, who lives in Mandaluyong, told me he and his girlfriend together with his sister will go to Makati to eat. Yeah, at 1 fucking AM. So I joined them because I was so friggin' hungry anyway. We went to Mang Inasal where we stuffed our faces with grilled chicken and rice laced with chicken fat. There goes that morning's gym time.

I went home around 3 am. That's my Friday. How was yours? Later.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thought Vomit

For the lack of a better thing to do, I have resorted to drinking. Well, it's just one of the Vodka Cruisers lying in the fridge so I don't know if you can even call this drinking. And it's friggin' blue!

I don't really drink alone. I drink to celebrate and not to sulk and cultivate loneliness. But hey, it's the only interesting thing to do when you don't have plans for the night and nothing good is on TV and you're single, and you're broke with no one to talk to. LOSER. I know.

Anyway, I'm going home in less than a week and I hope this will lift my spirits up soon enough. My parents recently bought a new Christmas tree and although I doubt it's available in Iloilo, I couldn't help but wish they had gotten a black one, preferably the one I saw in Dimensione a few days ago. It must be the emo kid in me.

This is one of the times when I wonder what it's like to be an ultra perky and cheery person oozing with a sunshine-y personality. I have friends who are like that. Don't get me wrong. I'm a generally nice person but I'm usually bubbly only when I'm with my really good friends. The rest of the time, I'm normally quiet, serious and brooding even. I'd like to try to be more optimistic ans perky some time. Perhaps when my friend lends me her copy of The Secret?

I really need a haircut. Cecille, the usual stylist at Piandre Ayala who cuts my hair has been unavailable lately so I have no idea what to do or where to go.

Tomorrow is another day. Bye for now.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


It's that time of the season again when my confidence is low, my self esteem plummets and I resort to heart-wrenching songs, sulking.

I feel like everyone else around me is moving forward and living their life positively while little ol' me is stuck in this rut feeling all alone and stagnant.

A friend from work is currently hooked on the widely popular book The Secret and it seems to be working to her favor. Good for her. Another very good friend just got a new job which she really loves while another one just got her very first boyfriend. All great and dandy. I, on the other hand, well, still bored, still uninspired.

I can certainly feel the spirit of the holidays but it somehow just makes me feel worse. I'm not taking it in a good way.

I'm looking forward to getting over this.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I want this outfit now!

This is pure perfection. The drop-crotch pants, the shirt, the glasses, the flip-flops, the watch. It's subtly well put together. It's effortlessly chic yet practical. Don't even get me started about the guy. That's a totally different story though.

It's perfect. Enough said.

Photo: The Sartorialist

Monday, November 17, 2008

Rihanna+Chris Brown Concert

It's my first time to go to a concert that massive (with a 70,000 audience according to Rihanna) so I don't really know what to say but Chris Brown is an absolute charmer and Rihanna is a sex kitten on fire.Chris Brown took the stage first with an electrifying set and after what seemed like years of leg aches and an awesome fireworks display, Rihanna followed opening her set with the intoxicating beats of 'Disturbia'. The chemistry between the two performers (and lovers?) was palpable when Chris Brown joined Rihanna in 'Umbrella' which concluded the show.

I'm not even going to attempt to further elaborate the entire experience as words are simply not enough. There's no doubt the event was a success.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sleepless Generation

They say this is the Prozac generation. But when Prozac, Xanax and Valium are not within your reach, what do you resort to? Antihistamine of course!

My sister and I have been fans of Allerin for quite a while now but it hasn't been working very well for me lately. That's why I started taking Seroquel, a bipolar disorder drug given by Mr. MedRep months ago.
I've been keeping the drug untouched all this time until 2 weeks ago when I desperately needed some sleep. As told by Mr. MedRep, this shit is hardcore. So much so that he gave me only one tablet. I just break or slice a very tiny portion and down it with water then I'd be knocked out after a couple of minutes. It's really promising. It's perfect for long, undisrupted slumber (not for 20-minute power naps).

Seroquel is obviously not an over-the-counter medicine so taking it without any medication from a physician is definitely risky which is why I only take it once or twice a week when the Zs are too elusive.

Jeezus, what the hell happened to us that getting some sleep takes so much?

Anyway, click here for more information about Seroquel.

As usual, I am merely sharing my experience in this post and there is no way that I am adveritising/recommending Seroquel, or any drug for that matter, to anyone. And remember, OD-ing and pulling a Heath Ledger is never cool.

Photo Credits:

Sunday, November 09, 2008

What's Your Number?

My very good friend and I are chatting over YM right now and just moments ago she asked me this question out of nowhere:

"How many guys have you slept with?"

Bitch has been rubbing crotches with this guy who is a potential first boyfriend and who is bound to pop her cherry. Now, she's seeking sex advices from me.

Anyway, I didn't give an exact answer because honestly, I've stopped counting. Not that there's that many of them. I've slept with more than a dozen of them. There. That's the best answer I could come up with so go figure.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Random Rants

Free Time

Psyched would be the perfect word to describe me right now. My one-day leave from work got approved and it's absolutely fantastic. Seriously, that's like rain in the Sahara or a lunar eclipse.

The thing though is I don't know what to do with all that time in my hands. My cousin's birthday party on Saturday is not happening so I have no idea what I'll do. It certainly doesn't help that I'm broke because of the shopping I succumbed to. Oh well. Let's see. I might as well just enjoy this.



I'm not really into politics but for some reason I care about the USA election. Congratulations Obama! I trust Momma Oprah's taste so I think America is in good hands. Seriously though, he has yet to prove himself but I think he won't disappoint. If only Filipino politicians would be at least... Oh I won't even go there.

Proposition 8 won?! Boo!

Philip, Aries or Veejay?

I can't wait for the finale of Project Runway Philippines! I saw the first half today and I must say all three collections seem very strong in different ways.

I think Aries is an amazing designer who delivers in terms of style level and construction. He has been very consistent all throughout the show. He tends to boast sometimes but we're looking for the Philippines' next top designer here, not a role model.

Veejay has been in the mainstream fashion industry for a while now and it shows. He may have had a couple of slip-ups in the show but he certainly knows what he's doing. I appreciate the fact that his designs are never overly done yet still chic and edgy.

Philip has a good attitude-- I just had to point that out. He knows what women want. His designs are always very feminine and the construction of his pieces are never compromised. What he lacks in versatility, he somehow makes up for in execution and design concept.

I love all three of them. Each designer is a strong contender, but I think Aries Lagat deserves the win.

We'll know very soon.

Please DO NOT even give me a clue or hint whatsoever of who won if for some reason you already know the results. Ok? Thank you.


Saturday, November 01, 2008

My Halloween Tricks and Treats

Five locations. One shopper. Too much goodies.
Today is Friday, pay day and shopping day. I scoured half of town for a major retail therapy. It's very interesting because I did the same thing at Rockwell last year. Since all my loved ones who have passed away are all buried in my hometown and camping with relatives at the cemetery is something I cannot enjoy here in Manila, I thought I'd go shop the Halloween away.
The Lacoste, Plains and Prints and Backstage items are not for myself but I sure did enjoy buying them. Besides, I'm very much contented with my Theodore's and Springfield steals.
On today's episode, our eternal lonesome loser goes to multiple consumerism hubs in Manila to fill the void of homesickness and solitaire. Below are a couple of things you can do should you wish to tread the same path---risk going bankrupt and donate all your money to Store Specialist Inc., etc... Ladies and gents, welcome to How to Spend Your Free Time Spending Your Meager Income!
With barely 5 hours of sleep, head to Makati Cinema Square to look for local indie films and Spanish movies. If you don't have luck finding Spanish movies, just get four Filipino indie titles.
Apres MCS, head to Glorietta to purchase 8 tickets for the Rihanna and Chris Brown concert. Get the bronze ones because you're too poor to get the expensivo tickets.
Go to Burger King and fill your aching stomach due to extreme hunger. Be patient because there's never a vacant table until a couple of minutes of holding your tray going back and forth.
Then proceed to Greenbelt to buy your father's Lacoste shirts. Go to Starbucks and waste all the precious albeit boring time you spend at the gym.
Get a cab and go to The Fort upon learning from Bryanboy and Chuvaness a couple of days ago that there's a major sale going on at Theodore's The Store.
Before going to the store du jour however, drop by Backstage first. Buy a gift for a friend and get your picture taken shamelessly by one of the sales representatives.
This my first time to go to Backstage and I definitely want to go back.

Before heading to Theodore's, wander and get distracted like you always do. Head to Springfield where you remember seeing cute red and yellow shoes!

These jeans are so tight they can pass off as leggings! My nuts were tortured.

Fume upon knowing that the same guy you saw shopping at Glorietta came there first and was clever enough to reserve the last remaining pair of the same size 42 shoes in red that you were planning to get. Request the lovely sales rep to call their other branches and check availability of the same kicks. Since there's one pair left at Robinson's Manila, have it held.

Finally, hit up Theodore's while ogling over the fantastic costumes of kids and adults alike as you work your way through the crowd.
You step into the store and you can't decide which direction you go first. Your heartbeat goes hysterical while checking out the amazing selection of S**** London shoes on sale.

The very accommodating sales rep with brown eyes points to a white True Love & False Idols shirt with a gold "THIS SHIT HERE SELLS ITSELF" (or something like that) print. You fall in love with it but later forget about it because it's stained, which is why they're cutting the price in half, and they don't have it in medium.

Gawd. Look at my skin!

You settle for another white TFL shirt but still continue to loiter. The sales rep suggested that you check out their Cheap Monday jeans selection. You try one on and bam! Perfect fit. You decide to get it. You're convinced Mr. Sales Rep is very good with his job, it also helps that he's quite cute.


As you sign the guest book, you see Celine Lopez's name and number. You entertained the thought of getting her number just for shits and giggles.

Intoxicated with consumerism, you exit the store and find throngs of people, young, old, beautiful, hot, not, running laps around the block, some of whom in complete Halloween regalia.

I really should have brought the camera!

I would've considered joining this marathon(?)/race(?) had I known about it. I'd be Elvis.

What's up bitches?

Not giving up without a fight, you race to Robinson's Manila to pick up the apparently coveted red shoes in size 42. Three lbs of sweat later, they're yours at 30% off.

Just before going home, you drop by Plains and Prints and get leggings for your sister.

You go home with contentment, high with the wonders of shopping.

A big chunk of my salary went to:

  • Red canvas shoes from Springfield
  • Jeans from Cheap Monday (Theodore's)
  • White True Love & False Idols shirt (Theodore's)
  • DVDs from MCS
Theodore's even threw in a cute notepad!

Shop 'til you drop? I say shop 'til you lose a limb.
Today's outfit: Oversize shirt from Fossil (a hand-me-down), uber skinny jeans from an ukay-ukay store in Iloilo, shoes from People are People, vintage wayfarers, and wooden ring from Boracay.

Friday, October 31, 2008

I can't pay my rent, but I'm fucking gorgeous.

What's the combination of heavy, black eyeliner, intoxicating glam-rock music, and gorgeousness in obscene amounts? Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for Semi Precious Weapons!

Thanks to Perez for yet another marvelous music recommendation. Check out this NYC band's MySpace page here.

They're like the gay Franz Ferdinand. Too hot.

Monday, October 27, 2008

My Sunday All-Day Bender

This is the last rant about Philippine Fashion week. I swear.

This is supposedly the ticket that would have let me take a peek into this season's Philippine Fashion Week yesterday (Saturday). It's for the luxe wear collection. The ticket was issued by Ilonggo designer Eric delos Santos and was given by Vincent (Thanks much!), my friend H's sister's friend.

Meanwhile, I would like to thank Xernan for offering to give me his slot at today's shows (see comments on last post). That's really awesome.

Speaking of today, my Sunday was very hectic but fun. I only had 3 hours of sleep because I had to go to H's sister's place in Makati for a little lunch party. I spent the entire day with H, her sister Frances, their cousin Patricia and their friend Vincent at Greenbelt---oh and with Ellesse, Frances' pet chihuahua.

Together with 2 of their nephews, we hit up Timezone for an afternoon videoke spree, then went to Fresh Bar for some drinks, went around Greenbelt 5, and attended mass at 7:30 PM. We headed back to Frances' condominium unit afterwards to have dinner which was followed by Coke and Black Label. Yes, we had Johnny Walker at 9 PM on a Sunday night.

By the way, M and I coincidentally met up this evening just shortly after the mass ended. It turns out he was also in Greenbelt so he, I repeat he, told me we should meet up. We did. We talked about a couple of things but not enough to clear things out. One thing surprised me though. He has been reading my blog so he knows what shit I've been up to lately.

Oh well. I feel and look like a zombie right now so I'm out of here.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fashion Frustration

The cosmos are playing with me. Everything about me is a mess.

It's official. This is not the fashion week I will get to attend. My friend and I had to give up our tickets because of work. So we're not going to tomorrow's shows. I won't get to wear the outfit I had in mind and I especially won't get to rub elbows with the local fashion scenesters.

This got me so depressed I thought cooking would get my mind off of it and make me less frustrated. Bad idea. It's edible but it's the worst tuna pasta I've made so far.

Anyway, my pimple and I will stay in tonight for a quiet, Philippine Fashion Week-less evening.

I know it's crazy. I hope this is the last time I write about this season's third world fashion week.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Caption Corruption

Here's one of the pictures taken one summer afternoon a few months ago in Manila Zoo. I just think it looks funny.
"How many bags do you see?"
Sorry for the picture quality. It's a picture of a picture.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fashion Week Should Be a Holiday

Like I have mentioned multiple times before, I really want to go to Philippine Fashion Week. A couple of days ago, my good friend H, told me we can go with her sister who knows some Ilonggo designers and has a friend who works in a fashion magazine. So naturally, I was thrilled. Seriously, I have been planning my outfit ever since. I even tried on a couple of looks.

The other day, H and I visited her sister who told us we can attend one of the shows on the 25th. That's on a Saturday which means I have work--no, we (H and I) have work. But I figured maybe we can just call in sick or perhaps come in a few hours late.

Now, I'm not so sure anymore if that's a good idea.

Schedule adherence at work is highly regarded and rewarded now. If H and I ruin our team's record, our supervisor and teammates will kill us if we don't get the incentives. I honestly don't give so much shit about what these people will say. Okay maybe I do, just a little. But the thing that bothers me most is the fact that our supervisor has been pretty lenient to us and I don't want her thinking we're abusing this. Ugh. I'm such a fucking good person, I know!

I hate work right now. In fact, if it's not for my fucked up work schedule, I'd be in Pangasinan this very moment for a weekend trip with relatives.

If only I can get into the October 22, 23 and/or 26 shows, I will be a very happy person because I will be free on those days. And since, I can not offer a first born, and my virginity is out of the question, I will pray for the soul of who ever will hook me up... Or maybe I (meaning my cleaning lady of course) can do your laundry for a week? Or do I just do you? JK.

Oh well...

Sure there's always next year but still... Ugh. I can't stand it.

I just realized what's indicated on the title still wouldn't help because our company doesn't honor holidays. None. Zero.


Socks and Sucks

Today was very jam-packed (both litrally and figuratively).

I think there's too many people in Manila. Fine, I think there's too many people who take the MRT/LRT in Manila. Commuting around the city is absolutely excruciating. Don't even get me started about the people traffic in malls. It gets worse as the holidays come nearer.

Anway, I went to the gym this noon. Afterwards, I took care of the bills, my passport, the rent, and did a little grocery shopping as well. I even went to a freakin' job fair in Glorietta. Good thing I had one hard copy of my resume left with me.

To cap things off, I had someone come over earlier for a little Friday fun. No raping this time. We've been talking online and through text for months but it wasn't until today that we met up. It was all good.

So there. Just another day in the city.

This is my 200th entry and it's boring as hell. Such a shame.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Kate Lanphear(osha)

Browsing through Street Peeper, I took notice of this supremely stylish woman with the platinum locks mentally marveling over how effortlessly chic she looks. A quick Google search later, I found out she's Kate Lanphear, fashion editor of Elle.

It's quite obvious she's not into a lot of color but I have to say that her look is dead-on, super gorgeous matched with a seemingly non-chalant attitude.

I love Nina Garcia but Kate wins my vote for the street stye chic category. She pulls it off so flawlessly.

She's amazing. Love, love, love Kate Lanphear.

Photos: The Sartorialist, Refinery 29